- Associated Press - Tuesday, December 9, 2014

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) - A New York man who confessed to two murders that he didn’t commit has been freed from prison after 10 years.

An Erie County judge ordered Josue Ortiz of Buffalo released Tuesday after prosecutors dropped their opposition.

Authorities say Ortiz was wrongly convicted and sentenced to up to 25 years in prison after claiming responsibility in 2004 for killing brothers Nelson and Miguel Camacho.

A lawyer says he wasn’t of sound mind at the time.

Federal prosecutors in 2012 charged three other men with the crimes.

Defense attorney Jeremy Schwartz told The Buffalo News (https://bit.ly/1wac42D ) that Ortiz is processing news of his release and won’t immediately comment.

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Information from The Buffalo News: www.buffalonews.com


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